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Feb 19, 2013 10:00am EST
the broader economy and the republicans acknowledge that but are not ready to go back to the negotiating table right now. >> ken, i guess the other point here is that, you know, if the sequester happens and, for example, in "the washington times" today, they talked about the ripple effect on defense contractors and the thousands of jobs that they are preparing to have layoffs for because of the threat of sequester. i mean, who gets the blame if the economy starts to tank? >> right. well, congress gets the blame more generally and that is what i think is sort of lost here in the jockeying, the positioning and pointing fingers at both sides. we already see historic negative approval ratings for congress. it's only going to get down to both parties detriment. however, i do think the president, by virtue of having this bully pulpit we will see him exercise later this morning and presumely for the next several days, does have a little bit of the upper hand here. i'm not sure if it's quite so much that he can convince republicans to accept additional tax increases as perry suggested is very unlikely
Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
and to our economy. cbp would have to furlough all of its employees reduce overtime, and eliminate hiring to back-fill positions. >> michael: in all, homeland security would lose 5,000 agents. that is a big deal. next up, gun control. the president wants universal background checks but a sequester would make such a system difficult to enact would it would mean cuts in agents and federal attorneys. and then there is education. the president has called for universal preschooling but the sequester would slash $400 million from head start and that means nearly 63,000 children would be dropped from the program. the republicans outlook seems to be, if we can break the economy now, we have bought the presidency in 2016. joining me now is juana summers, she comes to us from washington, d.c. welcome back inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me back. >> michael: so how damaging actually will these cuts be to the president's second term agenda. >> it's important to note when you talk about sequestration it touches every part of the american economy, big prior advertise t
Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
be with regard to the economy and not both sides being able to go back to constituencies and say truthfully here's where i stood and it happened nevertheless. it benefits the republicans because their mantra is one of we are not going along with spending cuts without tax increases and we can't have tax increases on top of the 600 billion we went along with. the president made a pitch to independence by saying the word compromise. i'm for doing this in a manner that compromises. i think it's going to happen a week from friday without a vote and that is also to the benefit of the members because they won't be held accountable for it. >> is this the new normal that we came to expect? >> yes. >> how washington works and is it how our founding fathers designed our system to work? isn't there a catch 22 here as we beat congress over this and isn't this the way we were designed to work? >> i can't go that far back in history, but in modern times and the time i have been paying attention which is three decades, i don't think the polarization has been anything like it is today. this entire situation is r
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
people have been coming from mexico. and part of that is the bad economy in the u.s. there's just fewer jobs. part of that is a good economy in mexico. part of it's our enforcement. and of course, drug cartels and the drug war in mexico have played a huge role. >> but james, republicans are going to have to talk about border security, border security, border security to sell the other part of this. we saw john mccain and jeff flake, the two senators from arizona, having to sort of go back and forth and back and forth and slowly move their constituents along. and the way they do that is by talking tough on the border. >> yes. and this is politics playing out. right after the election, even sean hannity said well, maybe i'm for some kind of a border thing. the people in the republican party voting in these republican primaries, they're not sold on this. and i think senator mccain found that when he went back to arizona. it's going to happen time and time again. and they do have to bring them along. >> it's going to be tough in louisiana, too, isn't it? >> very. >> mary landrieu. is mary,
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> reporter: the white house wants a plan with smaller spending cuts and more tax revenues. republicans say the government is already too bloated and higher taxes should not be part of this equation. the budget expert says the automatic cuts will hurt the economy, even though most government agencies should be able to weather them. >> most organizations can manage a cut of 5%, 7% in their budget without long-term harm. i don't mean it won't be painful. it will be. >> reporter: allen simpson and erskine bowls who led a commission on the debt say it will be painful for lawmakers as voters start feeling the effects like longer lines at the airports. >> when that happens, they're going to come back to congress and say we're sick of this intrancyin intransigence intransigence, let's do something smart. >> reporter: they'll only have a few days when they return next week. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, going on the offensive against cyber attacks, and apple gets bitten by
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
are digging in their heels. you know what? the economy is going to go in the toilet. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> announcer: chatting with you live at this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: hey it is 33 minutes after the hour here on a thursday morning. and vice president joe biden says you want a gun? get a shotgun. not an ar-15. we've got it all covered here this morning on the "full court press." we're talking about the fact that republicans still seem determined they really think they can let the sequester happen, let the economy go as the congressional office warns into a total tailspin, reverse our economic recovery, cut 700,000 jobs here in this co
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Feb 20, 2013 10:00am PST
at the white house yesterday. president obama flanked by first responders warning that their jobs, our economy, even our lives could be in danger if those spending cuts that he suggested and then signed into law actually take place. listen. >> or help the economy, won't create jobs. now, congress allowed this meat cleaver approach to take place. it will jeopardize our military readiness, emergency responders like the ones who are here today, their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded. thousands of teachers and the educators will be laid off. hundreds of thousands of americans will lose access to primary care, and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings. >> but if the president warns of devastating consequences, the wall street journal. chris stirewalt is our news power play live and stuart varney is anchor on the fox business network, great to see you both. stu, let me start with you, because we talked with chris a little about this yesterday. i'm interested in your take because the journal points out that this is a small percen
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
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Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm EST
this is a good time for the economy. are you kidding? it is not a great sign for the economy. dell? michael dell try to take back his own company, looking to do some things behind the scenes, but no takeover battle and higher battle. heinz was more of a world deal. not seen the kind of things we're looking for. the market is grappling for things. what i wanted to kind of talk about with the audience is key members on the downside. let's talk about the key support levels. it is a key number that i like to see if we drift on no news, the market to make a stand, the number that must hold the moving average, let's just call it 13,600. if for any reason we get hurt and got out to that level, that is the market must make a stand. certainly want to see the market make a stand. once all the news went away, some form of analysts. would find a way to go up but so far has not been able to find a catalyst. and i'm a little bit nervous on the talks of sequestration. the president yesterday was talking if the white house those things are getting bad and just trying to set up the escape hatch so they cannot bl
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
chavez. without him on the scene, the cuban economy could be in trouble. >> shep: the sky may not be falling but pieces of it have been raining down all over the planet the latest the meteor that shot through the skies over florida. >> i saw a red fireball with a green tail for seven or eight seconds and dissipate in the atmosphere. >> shep: another meteor blasted through the skies around san francisco. the asteroid that came close to the earth, had it hit a city it could have killed a millions of people and a meteor exploded over russia that unleashed a blasted more than 30 times stronger than hiroshima bomb. folks exploring a lake said they found fragments. meteor although police are warning would be buyers should watch for fraud. nasa experts say about hundred tons of space debris hit the earth every day but most of the objects are tiny specks. >>> you can take everything you knew about the moon and forget it. scientists have made a stunning discovery. they analyzed monday rocks that the apollo astronauts retrieved and they said the moon had more water than scientists first
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary, which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. i would suggest to you that to my knowledge that is unprecedented to see a foreign nation like iran publicly celebrating a nomination. >> just watching that reminded me of mccarthy. welcome back to "hardball." that's just a sample of freshman texas senator ted cruz's language this week about defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. here is what really happened at his weekly news conference. the iran foreign minister spokesman was asked about hagel's views on israel and u.s. sanctions on iran. as reuters reported, the spokesman responded, we hope there will be practical changes in american foreign policy and washington becomes respectful of the rights o
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
, or with the rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special- interest tax loopholes that only benefit the few wealthiest and tax corporations. he likes the word of the month of washington is sequestration -- automatic $85 billion in spending cuts slated to take effect on march 1 unless congress reaches a deal. what will that mean? butt bring war to campus that is the message at university opposing the pentagon funding of the proposed new research center on campus to train special operations forces in interview techniques. first, we speak to sharif abdel kouddous just back from bahrain, or the u.s.-backed monarchy continues to crack down on pro- democracy activists. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. republican senator lindsey graham has revealed he says the death toll in u.s. drone war overseas. at a speech in south carolina wednesday night, he said -- his comments mark the first time a u.s. official has offered a figure for those killed in nearly a decade of u
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
in second? caller: that would be clinton with the economy. he picked up the economy and we had a surplus. host: who wood your parents have said? caller: probably fdr, because he helped everybody, like social security and when there was no work, he helped people find work, came up with programs to help them get work. i'm not sure what it was called because i was not keeping up with it back then. all these programs became up with to help the working man. host: you remember your parents talking about this? caller: i do. host: how did they view government back then? caller: before he helped them, they probably gave it a 0 rating. host: francis, tennessee, republican caller. george washington? caller: correct. because he started the country, made the constitution were initially. before that, and he was the first in war, the first increase. he was a good and virtuous man and set an example for the rest of the president's to follow. host: what example is that? caller: he served two terms and stepped down. he advocated for a long time, people staying out of foreign entanglements. host: who would
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
to the white house last night after traveling to promote his plans for the economy, immigration and for gun control, as well. and after a long holiday weekend of golf in florida. today, the president will be back in the oval office. >>> and it's official. mississippi has abolished slavery. the state's legislature formally ratifying the constitution's 13th amendment in 1995. but the ratification document was never presented to the u.s. archivesi archivesist. it was discovered only after citizens saw the movie "lincoln," which just came out, and did some investigation. >> better late than never, i guess. slow but we get there. >>> coming up next, is walmart in trouble? leaked e-mails refer to the worst sales month ever. >>> then, it's our top story this morning. oscar pistorius back in court, as his sponsors now begin to drop her support. >>> and later in the show, would you have the guts to do that? >>> welcome back, everybody. recapping our breaking news this morning. prosecutors in south africa are accusing olympian oscar pistorius of premedicated murder in the killing of his girlfriend la
Feb 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
our deficits without harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> reporter: the white house wants a plan with smaller spending cuts and more tax revg news. republicans say the government is already too bloated and higher taxes should not be part of this equation. budget expert isabelle says the automatic cuts will hurt the economy,'ve though most government agencies should be able to weather them. >> most organizations can manage a cut of 5%, 7% in their budget without long-term harm. i don't mean it won't be painful. it will be. >> reporter: allen simpson and erskine bowles says people will start feeling the effects like locker lines at the airports. >> when this happens they're going come back and say we're sick of this intransjens, let's do something smart. >> reporter: they'll only have a few days when they return next week. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, going on the offensive against cyber attacks, and apple gets bitten by a bug. erica ferrari is here with that and more in new york. good morning, erica? >> good morning, anne-marie. tokyo's nikkei gained 1%. hong kong's han
Feb 21, 2013 7:00am PST
this morning. it's a bellwether for the nation's economy. rebecca jarvis is here with us. what are they saying about the economy? >> looking backwards walmart had a good christmas, that holiday sales worked out well for them they earned more than wall street was expecting, they came in a little light on sales. however, going forward, that's really the question walmart is considered a bellwether for our overall economy and what they told us this morning is that the payroll tax cut is impacting consumers, that pike that we saw at the beginning of the year the 2% hike that takes about $20 out of people's weekly paychecks, that's getting their consumer also gasoline price is up 50 cents in the last month, that's hitting consumers and there's a temporary knock on the consumer because refunds have been delayed. the tax code had to be overhauled as a result of many of the reforms at the end of last year and they're saying their consumer has been hit by delays in the refund checks about $20 billion in refund checks didn't go out on time. >> new information this morning rebecca t
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
that massive layoffs would cripple their economies. >> we don't need to wait to see the white in their eyes to start responding because of the potential that we see. this challenge is real and real right now. >> with the deadline still nine days away there's a lot of posturing going on and no sign anyone is trying to make a deal. officials tell us there are no secret negotiations under way. one reason for that the obama administration thinks it is winning this debate and public pressure will force the republicans to give in. charlie, gayle? >> bill plante thanks. >>> also in washington cbs news political director john dickerson. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> put this thing in context for us in terms of what we are talking about and what we're not talking about. >> well you know it's a good point. step back here. what we're not talking about in this sequester is the actual long-term drivers of this deficit problem, and so as people look at this fight, which is the 900th chapter in the constant fights over the budget what's happening is a debate about dum
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
problems. obviously it creates uncertainty in our economy. >> reporter: how badly would maryland be effected? the state is home to 17 military bases and 60 nonmilitary federal facilities. if those budget cuts do go through, education will be among the hardest hit in the state of maryland we could lose $55 million in funding for next year. now back to you on television hill. >>> republicans do not agree with the president's approach to the looming budget crisis. they say he is focusing too much on raising taxes not enough on cutting spending. >>> well, investigators are sifting through the rubble of a kansas city restaurant to find the source of a deadly explosion. a nearby surveillance camera recorded the blast. fire officials confirmed there was an accident at a nearby construction site but would not say if that set off the explosion. one person was killed 15 more injured. a winter storm moving through the area is expected to complicate the investigation. >>> much of the nation is bracing for that massive storm. 30 million people in 18 states
Feb 16, 2013 11:00am PST
the national debt can have on the economy. the director of the group says it's an attempt to reach young people to "call them to action" rather than put them to sleep. it's always nice seeing elderly people dance. >>> senator marco rubio is hailed as the future of the republican party but will it be the same party we know today? questions about a potential fracturing of the traditional gop. >>> first, though, a massive meteor hits earth, leaving scores of people hospitalized. we'll bring you details on the blast in russia. >>> and another space sighting, this one much closer to home, that's after the break. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. it's been said that beauty is in the ewell...behold. der. behold water so blue it merges with the sky above. behold natural beauty above the sea, and far below. behold smiles so wide they stretch across the face of an entire nation. behold...the islands of the bahamas. a hairline fracture to the mandible and contusions to the metacarpus. what do you see? um, i see a duck. be more specific. i see the aflac duck. i see the aflac duck out of work
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
the big problems. it creates a lot of oh uncertainty in our economy. >> how badly would maryland be effected? the state is home to 17 military bases and 60 non-military federal facility. more than 300,000 government workers live in the state. >> if the budget cuts go through education will be among the hardest hit. in the state of maryland you could lose as much as $55 million in funding for next year. >> republicans do not agree with the president's approach to the budget crisis. they said he's focusing too much on raiding taxes and not on cutting spending. >>> tonight the anne arundel county council will vote in a new county executive. former county executive john leopold resigned after being convicted of misconduct in office. now 16 people are vying for the job including former county council member john hammon and kendall urlik. the county council will interview the applicants today and vote tonight. >>> a winter storm closing in on kansas city is rushing crews to finish the search from the explosion and fire. one person is dead, 15 are injured after a natural gas explosion l
Feb 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
about the possible impact of these cutses on our local and national economies. the. spoke out yesterday and local leaders are figuring out exactly what's at stake. >> montgomery county alone in terms of this tax base, each day based on our estimates is a possibly $500,000. >> ten days of furloughs equal $120 million in lost income in federal employees for the county. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. this is not an abtraction. people will lose their jobs. >> you have told wusa9 you are scared of these cuts. you are angry and here's a way you can be heard even more clearly by the people who need to hear you. you can join our petition. should congress be penalized if federal workers are furloughed due to sequestration? you can weigh in on so far 660 letters written so far to congress. a letter you just wrote posted at 5:48 this morning, get to work and do the job you were elected to do. that is out of virginia's eighth district. they are coming in fast and furio
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Feb 17, 2013 3:00am PST
't grow the middle class by shifting cost of health care or families struggling. a growing economy that creates bun middle class. one middle class parent can't afford $200 a week. >> and grow opportunities in the middle class for all willing to climb them. this kind of prosperity, broad, shared, built on a thriving middle class. >> when we talk about the middle class, we're actually talking about the definition seems to be unclear recently. middle incomes for people, mississippi coming in at $39,000 or 39,078 the lowest. >> tucker: there's vast economic diversity, a $28 spread between the two. the country didn't look the same the at the all. let's look at the states where we're from. >> clayton: in pennsylvania, my home state. it varies on state. you can't make a blanket middle statement. in pennsylvania middle class an income of $50,000 a year. >> in north carolina, my home state tar, 44,787. >> tucker: in california where i grew up, 56,074. this will change if that falls apart. in rick's home state where everyone is moving from california it arizona, going up. 48,319 bucks. and p
Feb 21, 2013 2:00am PST
't want to be seen as making concessions to the west before these elections. but iran's economy is really hurting because of these biting sanctions the u.s. and european union slapped on them. this ban on oil and in the last year alone, iranian currency has fallen 80%. so the u.s. and its partners feel it's good to get the talks going, see what iran wants. the hope is maybe they'll feel the crunch and deal seriously after the elections because people are really hurting. >> all right, thank you so much. >>> 18 minutes past the hour. we have breaking news just in to cnn. a car bomb targeting the headquarters of syria's ruling party exploding in central da mat cuss. syrian state television reporting an undisclosed number of casualties. the vehicle detonated at a checkpoint manned by government soldiers in front of the barge socialist's main office. this is according to a human rights group. we'll have updates on this breaking news story throughout the morning for you. >>> all right, also happening now, day three of oscar pistorius' bail hearing. we're waiting to see if pistorius will be rele
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Feb 19, 2013 3:00am PST
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
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Feb 17, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> please, i would like to finish what i'm saying here. 750,000 jobs will be lost. the economy will shrink by 6%, and what we've produced is very simple. it's closing loopholes. the only people who support them are the people who benefit them from them, oil and gas loopholes, the idea that businesses shouldn't get breaks by sending jobs overseas, the idea that someone who makes over $1 million should pay a higher rate than others, and whether it's right on the eve of sequestration or if god forbid it has to take effect for a few days, the devastating effects will be so strong. the president will be out there on his bully pulpit that just like on the fiscal cliff republicans will come on board. they have no choice. their arguments are untenable and don't meet the favor of hardly anyone other than themselves and the few whose special interests they are protecting. >> let me move you on to immigration simply because we now see the white house sort of draft immigration bill, at least the skeleton of it, has been leaked out there. we know that democrats had been saying to the white house we don
Feb 21, 2013 2:35am EST
. the economy that's already crippled, now it's costing them the equivalent of that much money. the u.n. now says war crime charges should be brought on both sides, the government and the rebels. so it's just something -- and we have to watch it from afar. >> we'll be right back after this. ♪ welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ >> that takes you back, doesn't it? of course, welcome back to robin roberts, taking her "gma" anchor seat. we watched as he turned her private health battle into a campaign for bone marrow transplants. >> four, three -- >> hi, it's robin. i have been waiting 174 days to say this. good morning, america. >> reporter: but no one could see in front of the camera what we saw behind the scenes. of a morning we'd all longed for. >> faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment. and i am so full of gratitude. >> reporter: a day of celebration after an arduous trek that began last june, when she first told us. >> it is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow. >> reporter: a few months later when we saw her in treatment, recei
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am PST
a merger. office max and office depot have been hit hard by the weak economy, as well as rivals staples and costco. >>> burger king sure isn't loving this. its twitter account was hacked yesterday. for a while, the name and logo were changed to mcdonald's. and the message was sent, saying that burger king had been sold because its signature burger, the whopper, of course, had flopped. when the account was restored, burger king did tweet that it had been, quote, an interesting day. to say the least. >>> and call this the kevin bacon effect applied to the internet. while there are more than 14 billion web pages, they're apparently all connected. a hungarian physicists has been doing some research and claims that any 1 website is separated from any other by 19 clicks or less. while some sites have a few links, search sites and stories act as hubs. >> very interesting. think the worldwide web would be a smaller world than that. 19, huh? >> it is a small world, after all. >> you didn't sing it. i'll give you points for that. >> thank you. serious news we're doing. >>> next on this tuesday mo
Feb 22, 2013 1:40am PST
to the republicans and say this is not going to be good for the economy or ordinary people, but i don't know if they're going to move and that's what we're going have to keep trying to push over the next seven to eight days. and senator mcconnell said, three months after the election, president obama still prefers campaign events to common sense bipartisan action. not a whole lot of hope in those comments. >> it depends on who you listen to at this point. >> it's a mess either way. >>> moving on to this now. president obama meets at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abe arrived in washington last night poised to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. abe is also looking to reinforce the u.s.-japan alliance. he's the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> after a bitter political fight, chuck hagel now has enough votes to become the nation's next defense secretary. support from long-time republican senator richard shelby put hagel over the top. shelby says "he's probably as good
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> ship board credit, special promotional airfares from economy to first class depending on the destination. certain kinds of shore excursions. >> reporter: not to mention free tipping and parties with free drinks, parts that bob thinks will stick around until the triumph fades from the headlines. >> it might last a few months. >> reporter: now, trying to get those upgrades and freebies is easier with a travel agent. if you book online most of those search engines won't offer those amenities and a lot of those lower end cruise lines do charge for extra so you want to figure that into those very low rates. >> not necessarily shopping by price. >> right. >> is the best way. >> right. >> know what you're getting. >> reporter: exactly. that applies acrossed board. >> thank you. >>> a bay area teenager hospitalized with a highly contagious illness. the health warning going out to his classmates. >> and it could be the cure for heartburn. dr. kim has the attractive alternative to popping pills in tonight's healthwatch. [ crickets chirping
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,000. but the entire economy is headed for trouble in just eight days when massive across-the-board cuts in the federal budget are scheduled to kick in automatically. au these cuts were designed to be so deep and harmful that theyrmfu would force the president and congress to find a better way. but they haven't. just for example, there would be $46 billion cut from the defense department, and benefit cuts for 4.7 million long-term unemployed. we have two reports tonight. first, those defense cuts with david martin. >> reporter: of the 800,000 civilians who work for the work for department of defense, an estimated 700,000 would bema furloughed for one day a week.or according to the pentagon'srd chief budget officer robert hale, that would save between $4en billion and $5 billion, but itll would all come out of people's paychecks. any >> if we feel we don't have any choice but to impose furloughs even though we would much prefer not to do it. of frankly, this is within of the least-- or the most distasteful tasks i have faced in my four years in this job. >> reporter: department of defense civilians run
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